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Barbara B. Keller

Feb 13, 2021

Apr. 23, 1928 – Feb. 4, 2021

Barbara B. Keller, 92 of

Harvey passed away

Thursday, February 4,

2021 at her home sur-

rounded by her loving

husband Adam of 73

years and her children.

Visitation was at the St.

Cecilia Catholic Church in

Harvey on Sunday from 3

p.m. concluding at 5:30

p.m. Prayer services will

also be on Sunday at 4

p.m. at the St. Cecilia

Catholic Church.

The Funeral Mass was

held at St. Anthony

Catholic Church, Selz on

Monday, February 8, 2021

at 10:30 a.m. The family

requests CDC guidelines

including wearing masks

be followed at the visita-

tion, prayer service and

the mass.

Burial was in the St.

Cecilia Catholic Cemetery,


Barbara was born on

April 23, 1928 in Harvey

to Peter and Annie

(Richter) Wack. She grew

up on the family farm and

attended school in

Wellsburg. She contin-

ued working on the family

farm with one of her jobs

being herding cattle on

horseback. Barbara was

also a nurse’s aide at the

St. Aloisius Hospital in


Barbara met the love of

her life, Adam J. Keller at

St. Anthony’s Church in

Selz. They had their first

date at Festival Hall in

Fessenden in 1946. They

danced the night away

and continued to dance

for the next 75 years. Bar-

bara and Adam were mar-

ried on January 5, 1948 at

the St. Anthony’s Catholic

Church in Selz. They

were happily married and

celebrated their 73rd an-

niversary in 2021.

Barbara was a member

of St. Anthony Catholic

Church and was a

member of the Catholic

Order of Foresters and

Christian Mothers. Sew-

ing, fishing, baking and

cooking were her favorite

pastimes. She passed on

her homemade chicken

soup and fried chicken re-

cipes to her children and

grandchildren, which

they always requested

when they came to visit.

She is survived by her

husband, Adam of 73

years; children, Peggy

(Charlie) Bauslaugh of

Harvey; Tammy (Larry)

Krien of Bismarck; Tom

(Diane) Keller of Harvey,

Debbie Bentz (Kelley

Chamberlain) of White

Bird, ID, Tim (Kathey)

Keller of Harvey, Rick

(Sandra) Keller of Cassel-

ton; Lisa (Ed) James of

Grand Forks; 19

grandchildren; 23

great-grandchildren; 1

step granddaughter; 2 step

great-grandchildren; sis-

ters, Anne Axtman of Har-

vey, Sharon Held of Han-

kinson, ND and Lorraine

Richter of Kent, WA; two

sisters-in-law, Alice Wack

of Esmond and Helen Axt-

man of Billings, MT;

many nieces and


Barbara was preceded

in death by her parents;

son Ronald A. Keller;

parents; Peter and Annie

(Richter) Wack and si-

blings, Kathryn Wack, Al-

bert Wack, Lena Wein-

mann, Mary Volk, Jimmy

Wack, Regina Kessler and

her twin sister Helen at

birth. Arrangements with

Hertz Funeral Home, Har-

vey, ND. Share online at



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